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Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on October 22, 2014 | 4:46 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Vice President Joe Biden met with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel today at the White House to discuss bilateral relations and common challenges such as ISIL, Ebola, and Russia’s continued efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. The Vice President and Vice Chancellor agreed on the strategic importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) for supporting economic opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, and on the importance of sustaining growth in the Eurozone and the wider global economy. The Vice President thanked the Vice Chancellor for Germany’s leadership and strong support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, for its support in the fight against ISIL, and for its contributions to fighting Ebola in West Africa.

Bishop Hails Social Security Benefit Increase

Tim Bishop's House Member Office (D-NY-01) posted a Press Release on October 22, 2014 | 4:43 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Congressman Tim Bishop today hailed the announcement by the Social Security Administration that seniors...

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Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on October 22, 2014 | 4:22 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Honoring Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on October 22, 2014 | 3:56 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Ben Bradlee was one of the most respected newsmen of his generation. During his tenure as executive editor of The Washington Post, Mr. Bradlee oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal, ...
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President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on October 22, 2014 | 3:15 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Today, President Obama wished a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights.

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In 2009, President Obama became the first U.S. president to celebrate the festival of lights, a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world.

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Readout of the President's Video Conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on October 22, 2014 | 3:06 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Today, the President spoke with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by video conference, along with his Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah.  The President again commended the President and Dr. Abdullah on their political agreement, reaffirmed U.S. commitment to support the unity government, and congratulated the two leaders for a productive first month for the new government.  The Presidents discussed strengthening the Afghan National Security Forces to improve the security situation in Afghanistan, American and regional support for an Afghan-led peace process, and near-term Afghan budgetary reform and longer-term fiscal sustainability.  The President also reiterated his offer for President Ghani and CEO Abdullah to visit the White House early in the new year.

Readout of the President's Call to Prime Minister Harper of Canada

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on October 22, 2014 | 2:58 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

President Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express the American people’s solidarity with Canada in the wake of attacks on Canadian Forces in Quebec on October 20 and in Ottawa on October 22.   President Obama condemned these outrageous attacks, and reaffirmed the close friendship and alliance between our people.  The President offered any assistance Canada needed in responding to these attacks.  Prime Minister Harper thanked the President and the two leaders discussed the assault and agreed to continue coordination between our governments moving forward.

President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on October 22, 2014 | 2:30 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
The President wishes a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights. October 22, 2014.
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Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on October 22, 2014 | 2:24 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

On the Tragic Shootings in Ottawa, Canada:

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on October 22, 2014 | 2:03 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

President Obama spoke by phone with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express the American people's solidarity with Canada in the wake of attacks on Canadian Forces in Quebec on October 20 and in Ottawa on October 22. 

The President condemned these outrageous attacks, and reaffirmed the close friendship and alliance between our people. The President offered any assistance Canaada needed in responding to these attacks. Prime Minister Harper thanked the President and the two leaders discussed the assault and agreed to continue coordination between our governments moving forward. 

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